Victoria Cooper+Doug Spowart Blog

WAITING, Waiting, waiting for the examiner’s report on PhD thesis

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Checking to see if the examiners have gotten back...

Checking to see if the examiners have gotten back…

The thesis (exegesis) was submitted in late November. I was thinking that the examiners would probably have gone on Christmas break before the taking the time to review the thesis so I wasn’t expecting anything in January. By Early February I began to occasionally check my university email for any news … With the iPhone I could even do that at the beach.

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Monday 11, 2013: The email and report arrived – One examiner gave the thesis the ‘all clear’. The other examiner required review of some aspects of the thesis. So, the final hurdle is some corrections and then some more university bureaucratic documentation and I’m done!!!   Dr Stephen Naylor my supervisor is excited as well…

Victoria Cooper

diving into the final stages of a PhD

diving into the final stages of a PhD

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  1. Well done. Hope you guys will be ok to get on with your life when you are finished with this. You may suffer withdrawal.

    John Elliott

    February 12, 2013 at 5:01 pm

  2. Congratulations to you both – it seems to have been a long road, but worth the journey
    Ciao Sandy Kelly

    Sandy Kelly

    February 13, 2013 at 8:34 am

  3. I submitted my masters thesis through USQ at the end of Feb 2012. I received my response at the beginning of January 2013 -10 long months……………………………………it was an exasperating wait……………….. finally a pass with minor corrections. What could I have done to improve the situation?

    Kayleen Bromley

    February 17, 2013 at 5:47 am

    • Hello Kayleen,
      Sorry to hear about your experience. We’ve heard of some examiners taking 12 months!!
      Its a great result for you even though it took a while!
      One would hope that the university, as I know of some do, would ask examiners to agree to complete their process by a certain time. This would save a lot limbo and angst like you have experienced.
      Are you OK with your comment being published on the blog?
      Cheers Vicky + Doug

      Victoria Cooper Doug Spowart

      February 17, 2013 at 8:59 am

  4. Congratulations Vicky. Hope the waiting isn’t long, but know the result will be postive.


    February 18, 2013 at 9:51 am

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